Top 5… Graphic Design Trends 2022

November 2, 2021Trends

Introducing our annual look at forthcoming graphic design trends.  Here’s our inspirational top picks to look out for in 2022… 1. Bright Geometric Colour Designers are often working out how to cut through the visual clutter. One way is to par back graphic tricks, instead providing impact with simple bold colour and shape. 2.  Responsive … Read More


5 design ideas to create an impressive Annual Report

September 21, 2021Reports and Brochures

You want to showcase the brilliant work your organisation is doing, and it needs to set the right visual tone, and be perfect for the intended audience. But the question is, what makes a good Annual Report? We’re seeing a lot more requests for Annual Report design, so here’s 5 incredible ways you can bring … Read More


Incredible Animated Typography Resource from Animography

February 3, 2021Resources

If you’re a graphic designer you need to check out Animography.net. It’s a fantastic resource for animated typography that can be exported for use on animation program, After Effects. I was blown away by the range and detail of the type animation – and the control a designer has over each letter. Some of my … Read More


Using Colour Sparingly in Design

February 1, 2021Content knowledge, Magazine knowledge

We’d like to welcome Chevening to the Red Onion ranks. Chevening is a global academic awards program, supported by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and partner organisations. We created this brand new magazine from scratch and we’d like to share with you some insight into the design decisions that were made. We used … Read More


New Classm8s Card Game for Kids

September 24, 2020Resources

This is a 3D rotatable image of a new card game we’ve designed. Spin the card pack with your mouse or finger – cool eh? The card game concept was created by Connected Kids Club and we worked closely with the client to create a retail product that kids love to play, and parents/carers love … Read More



6 clever ways to use Infographics in your Brochure or Annual Report

April 19, 2020Infographics knowledge, Reports and Brochures

Infographics don’t just need to consist of a single stand-alone illustration. They also work well as part of a Powerpoint presentation, a website story, or a specialist printed product, and can be used to great effect when combined with other strong content. Red Onion can help you produce streamlined powerpoint presentations, engaging website stories, and … Read More


Printed Magazines During a Pandemic. Filling the Void.

April 4, 2020Magazine knowledge, Trends

In the midst of a pandemic, businesses and employees are looking for ways to continue to prosper. One of the effects of social distancing is that people can feel very isolated – and that’s where traditional media can step in. These days people are increasingly turning to digital media for their entertainment and information, but … Read More


Working Together During the Covid-19 Outbreak

March 17, 2020Resources

Our response: Outsource your design Life and business has to go on. A potential head start we all have over the spread of a deadly virus is technology. As a company, Red Onion are used to working remotely on projects for clients. We use email, phone and video calling to keep in constant contact with … Read More


Top 5… Graphic Design Trends 2020

September 23, 2019Trends

The ways in which we consume visual media continue to change at an exciting rate. As graphic design evolves, here’s our pick of the top trends to look out for into 2020…   1. Distortion We’re bombarded with visual stimulus on a daily basis and we’re now starting to see this interpreted in everyday design … Read More


Brand Brexit On The World Stage

September 10, 2019Trends

  I’m sure you’re as tired as we are of hearing about Brexit. Now seems like a good time to take a look at the mass of visual clutter associated with leaving the EU, and how this contributes to the way the UK is being perceived worldwide. Unfortunately some of these items will probably help … Read More


Contracts. What are you signing away?

April 25, 2019Resources

We’re seeing an increasing trend towards asking designers and design companies to sign written contracts and agreements. Graphic designers need to be wary of this and be equipped with a basic knowledge of the pros and cons of signing something, even if it’s unavoidable. First and foremost, remember the contract will always be written to … Read More